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MICKEY AND SHARONA GONE WILD

'Not to mention Stevie,David, and Toni amongst others. Whatever you thinks of the Knack, they provide the a driving backup groove for these songs in the key of G. We wait for the appearance of Mickey Dolenz ,and once he does ,the girls go wild. He so fine! And He throws a mean party.'

Ingredients:
"Gimme Some Lovin" by Spencer Davis Group featuring Steve Winwood
"Mickey" by Toni Basil
"Suffragette City" by David Bowie
'Let's Dance' by David Bowie
'I'm a Believer' by The Monkees
"Last Train to Clarksville" by The Monkees
'Footloose' by Kenny Loggins
'Won't Get Fooled Again' by The Who
'Frankenstein 'by The Edgar Winter Group
'Whole Lotta Love" by Zep

Stuck In The Middle With Crow

These are two songs that always sounded similar to me, as if the same band was accompanying the two different singers. ,even though they were recorded almost 20 years apart. Why not just make it one song? Plus, here's a YouTube video of it:

Ingredients::
"Stuck In The Middle With You" by Steelers Wheel
"All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun" by Sheryl Crow
- special guest- Christopher Walken

"Butterflies are Blue"

Two 'one hit wonders' that were some 31 years apart on the charts the first ,an easy listening hit from 1968, which I have wanted to put a modern rhythm track to for years, instead I mixed it to this 2001 white guy -rap which was the same feel and key, so not a lot a extra elbow grease .

Ingredients:
"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra
"Butterfly" by Crazy Town

"Orleans"

Here's another one that's not a mash, but a new take for an arrangement on one of my favorite David Crosby moments — I still get a thrill at the tension he creates by pushing that dissonant chord so hard against the steady root note … genius! Here's a YouTube video of it:



Ingredients:
"Orleans" by David Crosby

'Woodstock Mantra'

I created this mash, as well as the "For What It's Worth" mash, in an effort to get it in the right hands for possible placement in the Ang Lee directed movie "Taking Woodstock" which is about the guys who organized the 1969 festival. Well, that didn't work out ...but I ended up with 2 cool period mashes that I'm pretty happy with. Key word here, if you haven't noticed is "Groovy"

Ingredients::
" Reach Out In The Darkness" by Friend and Lover
"Time Of The Season" by The Zombies
"59th St Bridge Song" by Simon and Garfunkel
"Get Together" by The Youngbloods
Live Woodstock moments by Joe Cocker, Santana

'For What It's Worth, There's Something In the Air'

Another 1969 2 song combo with that movie in mind

Ingredients:
"There's Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman
"For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield

"I Can't Go For The Way I'm Sexy"

It was harder mashing a title together for these songs than the music. Here we have KC, Hall, Oates and Rod. I heard a segue on the radio ,going from the KC song into the Hall and Oates, and realized it was the same key,tempo chords etc. I threw Rod in for good measure, and was hoping to add The Stones 'Miss You' but they were too unruly as well as in the wrong key and were ejected from this disco dance party.

Ingredients:
'That's The Way I Like It' by KC and the Sunshine Band
"I Can't Go For That' by Hall and Oates
'Do You Think I'm Sexy?' by Rod Stewart

"Medley Has Broken"

Hey kids, remember those mellow '70s? ��. Of course not,,you weren't alive then. But for those of us who were,here is a mellow rehash including, dare I say it, John Denver.Admit it, he seemed like a swell guy�. you just didn't want to go flying with him.

Ingredients:
'Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens
"She's Always a Woman to Me" by Billy Joel
"You Fill Up My Senses" by John Denver

"Shittin' On the Dock of the Bay

This is what I believe was probably Otis Reading's original rendition,so i took the liberty of recreating it. Not really a mashup, and not really a true story. Play it for friends as part of a playlist and see if anyone notices.

"Beatles Christmas Supermash"

I had this idea a long time before technology made it possible. When the 'Love" album was released , it seemed the time was right to try my hand at what I had heard in my head all those years.. I've long collected various rare unreleased Beatle tracks that could only be found in the good old bootleg record shops in Greenwich Village..These unreleased versions along with my vocal canceling technique made this experiment possible. I threw in lots of familiar soundbites and mixed it all up with highlights from the Christmas fan club messages, and voila ... ! I think it came out pretty good.. maybe I got a bit carried away, as it logs in at almost 10 minutes .... don't forget Beatle-philes: Everywhere it's Christmas!

Ingredients:
beatles christmas fan club messages 1963-1969
eleanor rigby
it's all too much
all together now
birthday
day in the life
lucy in the sky with diamonds
i'm down
hey jude
help
revolution#1
paperback writer
i am the walrus
rain
sgt pepper reprise
if i needed someone
i feel fine
she loves you
sgt pepper
i've got a feeling
i want to hold your hand
in my life
you've got to hide your love away
it won't be long
happiness is a warm gun
little child
if you've got troubles
o bla di o bla da
not a second time
you know my name
you won't see me

Plus, here's a YouTube video of it:

Mashups are a cool way of experiencing familiar music in a whole new way.

By throwing many different songs and sounds into a blender and seeing what comes out. - Okay its not that simple but it does provide a new sound that has become accepted as its own genre.

Have you at any point noticed how a certain song may be reminiscent of another song, you can see how two songs just "fit" together? This is from where a mash is born ...

Songs that seem completely unrelated can just as easily be mashed into something cool, so really anything goes.

Disclaimer: These mashups are not intended for any commercial use whatsoever. This page on this site is totally not for profit, and these mashups are not intended for any downloading or reproduction or sale in any way; they are meant only as a technical demonstration and for the enjoyment of any listener.